Chanca Piedra is a small plant found in the Amazon rainforest. With a name that literally means "break stone," this beneficial herb has been used for centuries to break up kidney and gall stones. It also relaxes urinary and bile tracts to help foreign particles pass through more easily, and it can help minimize calcification and reduce the formations of obstructions in the digestive tract. It is also believed to help stimulate the immune system and increase the production of bile, which aids in digestion and elimination. Use Chanca Piedra to maintain optimal kidney, gall bladder, liver, and bladder health. Chanca Piedra has also traditionally been used to treat pain, inflammation, diabetes, asthma, fever, bladder infections, indigestion, constipation, and poor circulation.

Look for Chanca Piedra online or in your local health food store. It can be purchased as capsules, a tincture, or an infusion, which is similar to tea.

Take 2-3 capsules twice daily for overall detoxification and optimum digestive health..

Use Chanca Piedra tincture to promote liver health. Take 10-15 drops twice daily. Tinctures can be added to water or juice or taken directly under the tongue.

Add tincture to hot water if you desire a hot drink. Always heat the water first and then add the tincture to avoid weakening any of the herbal benefits.

Use Chanca Piedra infusion or tea for kidney problems such as kidney stones. Boil 3-4 cups of water, and add one tablespoon Chanca Piedra tea. Simmer for 15 minutes and strain. Drink one cup two or three times daily.